Puente Bradshaw won the Republican nomination and was ahead of Adela Garza in the runoff, 4,593 to 3,447 with 186 of 208 precincts reporting. Again, the results do not include Bee County. “I am very grateful to my supporters, friends and my family. They worked very hard. They put up with a lot, a lot of my demands insofar as getting voters out. I am very proud of them. It was a grass-roots movement,” Puente Bradshaw said, adding that when one has a limited budget but has a good and positive message, people will listen and follow. Puente Bradshaw is an investor, owner of Veralta Investment Group, commentator on the “Talk to Solomon” show, and former tea-party candidate.She will now face Democrat Filemon Vela, son of a popular local District Judge, in November. Editor's comment - Imagine if Romney taps Marco Rubio for VP. Hispanics in this congressional district will have a Latino at the very top of the ticket, one for Senate and one for Congress on their ballots.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tea Party heartthrob Jessica Puente Bradshaw wins run-off in South Texas - border district
A Ted Cruz Republican for the lower Chamber From Eric Dondero: The District runs from Corpus Christi to Brownsville, and includes a couple counties further west towards San Antonio. From the Brownsville Herald, "Voters solidify ballots in November's District 34 race":